the big sleep - everlasting sleep

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NavyBlue

Senior Member
Spain/Spanish
I would like to know how to use the following expressions:

the big sleep and everlasting sleep

I've tried to google them but apparently there is a film with that name. :(

My attempt:

He is now sleeping the everlasting sleep.

Thank you so much in advance!
 
  • Andygc

    Senior Member
    British English
    If you mean "he is dead", then I'd say "he is dead".

    If you want to use a flowery euphemism, then your sentence is correct.
     
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    NavyBlue

    Senior Member
    Spain/Spanish
    That's exactly what I meant.

    I was wondering how these expressions collocate, if you could "sleep a sleep" and so on.

    Thank you very much.
     

    Andygc

    Senior Member
    British English
    That's exactly what I meant.

    I was wondering how these expressions collocate, if you could "sleep a sleep" and so on.

    Thank you very much.
    Oh yes. That sort of collocation is common in English

    Sleep the big sleep. Fight the good fight. He walked the walk and talked the talk.
     
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